Palace Profile: Fredensborg Palace

  March 5, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Location: Fredensborg, Zealand, Kingdom of Denmark
Built: 1719-1726
Architects: Johan Cornelius Krieger, Lauritz de Thurah, Nicolai Eigtved
Commissioned By: Frederik IV of Denmark (main Palace), Christian VI of Denmark (renovation), Frederik V of Denmark (expansion)
Style: Baroque, Dutch Baroque, Rococo
On The Palace Grounds: Chancellory House, Palace Chapel, Orangery, Palace Gardens
Current Owner: The Danish State, managed by the Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen
Current Use: Autumn and spring residence of H.M. The Queen of Denmark
Fun Fact: For over 150 years, heads of state who have stayed at the Palace have signed their names in glass window panes with a diamond-tipped pen that are then placed around the Palace

A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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2 Responses to Palace Profile: Fredensborg Palace

  1. Eric says:

    King Christian IV lived before the palace was ever built.

  2. JessRulz says:

    Thanks for that pick-up Eric – I had the numerals around the wrong way.

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